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Oren Dunn City Museum

689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Tupelo
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you have a little time and want to see some different things from old Tupelo, it is worth a visit. They have an interesting model train running, some old fire trucks, an old diner, and a small room with old medical and dental equipment that is scary/fascinating. Though not connected to Tupelo, there is a wonderful collection of Hollywood... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

all the employees were extremely welcoming and went above and beyond in helping us to enjoy not only their museum but also their town!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good history of Tupelo, but the veterans museum in back stole the show. Memorabilia from different wars also lots of nazi items as well as American items.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday, when it was officially closed but were fortunate to be let in anyway. The collection is really diverse so there's something to interest everyone, regardless of age . The veterans museum, accessed through the same entrance is excellent and contains extensive personal memorabilia from many wars. Fascinating stuff for anyone with an interest in either... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stopped by here and met Tony Lute, owner if the Veterans Museum, Kenny, owner of the old movie, circus, and magic show posters; it was a great history lesson and recommend if you're in Tupelo to visit because it has lots of great physical scenery of a world no longer known, especially to our children!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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235 reviews 235 reviews
55 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

West of town on Highway 278 and just past the Natchez Trace Parkway entrance road, take a left on Rutherford road. Right turn into Tupelo city park and the Oren Dunn City Museum. A very nice opportunity to see the way things were in early Tupelo and the area. Several nice outdoor exhibits and buildings. Of Special Note: DO NOT... More

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Midwestern, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Easy to find, free parking, nominal admission fee ($3), very interesting outbuildings. There is a Veteran's museum in the back which you can visit for free but they do accept and appreciate donations. The veteran's museum is owned by an individual collector. You would not believe the sheer quantity of items in there! The owner, Tony Lute, has another museum... More

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Lexington, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We loved the admission price, which also included the very interesting Veterans Museum attached to the Oren Dunn Museum. Staff was very friendly.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I saw a brosure of this place when i was in tupelo and decided to stop and take a look. you cant beat the price ( $3.oo for adults.) There is also a vetereans museum behind the building thats free. out front there are a bunch of old buildings and trains. we spent quite a lot of time there and... More

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batesville indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

This museum has a lot of items on a lot of subjects. It would benefit greatly from more organization. The outside displays are a collection of misc artifacts which would benefit from more identification. Having said this, my wife and I spent 75 minutes here, but we tend to look at and read everything. This is a nice stop if... More

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